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King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne

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kings_quest_2.sit (456.34 KB)
MD5: 752c6ccb9df06c09942bb5d184b09ac0
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
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kq2.pdf
Emulation
This game works with: Mini vMac ScummVM

The king sets out to rescue a damsel imprisoned in a tower.

To bypass the copy protection: When asked for the master disk, hold down Command and type 4givmeken, and then (without letting go of Command) press Return. You may need to reinsert the game disk after doing this.

Also in this series: I: Quest for the Crown, III: To Heir Is Human, V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!, VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow, VII: The Princeless Bride

(The fourth game wasn't released for the classic Mac OS.)

Compatibility
Architecture: 68k

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Trembyle's picture
by Trembyle - 2020, August 20 - 2:40pm

Can the color versions and 2.06 interpreters be posted for all of the AGI games? Ideally, the site would host both original B&W and later color conversions for each of the early AGI games.

Should this one work in emulator? I couldn't get it started in Basilisk or Mini vMac.

EDIT: I got it working in Mini vMac by using the 4givmeken code and then inserting the disk again on the next prompt.

Realitystorm's picture
by Realitystorm - 2020, August 11 - 2:45pm

There appears to be a fix. Larry 1 with AGI 2.06 works in 16 colours, on Basilisk II with some issues, works without errors on my LC 475 in 24bit mode. So keep an eye out for 2.x releases, only the interpreter seems to have changed (1991 date stamp), the other files and game version appear to be unchanged. More details of my testing and experiments at https://www.savagetaylor.com/2019/12/15/68k-macintosh-and-sierra-agi-games/

Realitystorm's picture
by Realitystorm - 2020, January 25 - 3:29pm

I found out the reason for the issue with the color versions, it appears to be a incompatibility caused by the move from 24-bit to 32-bit quickdraw. The issue was never fixed, see section 2 at: http://www.savagetaylor.com/2019/12/15/68k-macintosh-and-sierra-agi-games/

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by Jatoba - 2020, January 21 - 11:07pm

@Rick If you can set it to 16 colors instead (AKA 4-bit color depth), I'm sure that would be ideal, judging from this game's release date and screenshots. Some Macs (due to their graphics cards) are "too new" to be able to display things at such a low color depth, though.

If only we had something to "fake 16 colors" in 256 colors or something... Just like how we can throttle G3s & newer processors via 3rd party apps to behave as lower-end processors for games & apps that don't have a frame rate delimiter, but could really use one...

Rick Dangerous's picture
by Rick Dangerous - 2020, January 21 - 11:00pm
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I am getting a weird graphic artifact of the action at the top of the screen. Can anyone say what resolution/colors are best for this game? Have 256 colors, 640 x 480 right now, in Mac OS 9.1. Any thoughts much appreciated Smile

yyhung's picture
by yyhung - 2016, April 29 - 9:04am

I accidentally discovered how to bypass the disk check.
It is s tip from the Space Quest I 16 color version.

After unstuffing "space_quest_1.sit", I discovered a document "SQ1 Copy Protection",
located in the subfolder "Copy Protection" of the folder "Space Quest 1 (16 colors)".
There it clearly states how to bypass the disk check.

To make it easy for everyone, the message is as the following:

Space Quest I: The Sarien Encounter
* Copy Protection Bypass - For Macintosh Only *

Upon start of the application,
there will be a prompt stating "Please insert Original GAME DISK 1".
During this screen,
hold down the Command key and type the following all in lowercase
excluding the quotation marks, "4givmeken".
After typing this message in while holding the Command key down, press Return.

This method also applies to the disk check of King's Quest II...

Mori512k's picture
by Mori512k - 2014, September 3 - 6:12pm

Had the same problem with the program asking for the original disk. Is there a fix included with the download?

stateofpsychosis's picture
by stateofpsychosis - 2014, June 7 - 5:01am

doesn't work. says please insert original game disk 1 even when you write a perfect copy of the .image with disk copy. guess you need the original floppy to play this. I own it on cd with the kings quest collection but not on floppy. old sierra just ain't the same without the black and white Tongue

the sierra help pages has information on how this odd copy write protection from the 80's didn't let people back up their disks and use them again so they released a patch for one of the windows versions but the sierra help pages doesn't have anything on them about mac anymore so out of luck. guess I'm going to have to play my kings quest collection version in dosbox with a setting that makes it look like b&w

Biopharmer's picture
by Biopharmer - 2009, May 23 - 4:38am
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You can't do anything with out dying, and the game laughing in your face.
It even quits the game if you try and kill a monk.
Saying "Anyone who'd kill a man of the cloth, doesn't deserve to play this game, therefore we shall end it."